Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
If a trinitarian is asked which God is being referred to, which God created the heaven and the earth at the beginning, MOST, if not all will say that this was the trinity, the father, son and holy spirit. All 3 were involved in the creation of the world.
So it would seem reasonable to say,
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning the trinity created the heavens and the earth.
Of course, this is supported by another favourite text,
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness...
"us" and "our" being a clear and unambiguous (for the purposes of the Q) references to the trinity
Now if we go to Heb 1:1 we get another angle that doesn't fit with the previous assumptions.
Hebrews 1:1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. ESV
So who created the world? Here are 3 possible options that might work, there could be more.
- Is it the trinity - all 3 persons including the son?
- Or is it the trinity through the son (who is part of the trinity along with Father and HS)?
- The Father (God) through His son, but not involving the HS - who is part of the trinity.
If we assert that God, the trinity (Father son and holy spirit together) created the world at the beginning in Genesis 1 AND we also assert that God created the world in Genesis 1 as Hebrews 1 states, through his son, then we have just created an irreconcilable contradiction.
Footnote: Some commenters may perceive this Q as an attack on Trinitarianism. This is not the intention to be critical of a brother's belief. We all have the scriptures to read from, some may prefer other introduced writings which conflict with the scriptures according to the material I have excerpted for the Q. If a respondent wishes to base on answer on 'other writings', that is understandable here at C-SE, but the Q's focus is on the passages noted and their reasonable understanding while being in accord with the broader text.